Woman starved adopted dog

Woman claims she was ‘too busy’ to feed adopted dog

A Florida woman was arrested for allegedly starving her adopted dog, whom she claims she was “too busy” to care for, reported Thursday’s NBC 2 News. The woman facing a charge of animal cruelty is 20-year-old Alexandria Drew of Lehigh Acres, and the neglected dog is “Richter,” a border collie who was adopted from the Humane Society of Sarasota County six months ago.

Drew tried to pass off her emaciated dog as a stray when she surrendered him to animal services on September 13, but the truth came out when a scanned microchip linked back to her as the true owner.

Drew offered a pitiful excuse for her dog’s malnourished state – according to Fox 4 Now, Drew stated that she was “too busy with work” to care for her adopted dog, and she opted to take him to animal control rather than to the Humane Society because she could not afford the $30 fee for surrendering.

Drew’s poor judgement resulted in an arrest and charge. The malnourished dog has been taken in by the Humane Society of Sarasota County and he is expected to recover.

(Photo/screenshot via NBC 2 News)

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  1. SHELLY R Berchem
    SHELLY R Berchem says:

    YOU EVIL MONSTER! Throw her evil irresponsible, cruel, ass in jail… and please don’t feed her in jail the employees are FAR TO BUSY! LET HER STARVE TO SKIN AND BONES AND THEN DUMP HER EVIL ASS OFF, ON THE STREET… SHE DOESNT EVEN DESERVE TO GO TO A HOMELESS SHELTER… KARMA IS A BITCH!

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  2. Lana Northington
    Lana Northington says:

    If you don’t have the time, energy, or funds to care for an animal then don’t adopt one. How stupid can humans become? She doesn’t need to have a family of any sorts 2 legged or 4 legged. Typical human these days who end up neglecting, abusing, and even killing animals. If she wanted a dog then go buy a ceramic one then you don’t have feed it, you can take it out and look at it when you want, and even tell all that you got one so you can keep up with the joneses. But don’t hide behind a lame excuse to not feed a family member and yes, that lil one became family when she adopted the lil one. It trusted her and loved her unconditionally and what does she do in return. Starve it. We don’t need humans like that in our lives.

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  3. SHELLY R Berchem
    SHELLY R Berchem says:

    LOW LIFE TRASH! IF YOU CLICK ON THE LINK YOU WILL SEE THIS EVIL BITCH ADOPTED THIS SWEET YOUNG BOY AND HE WAS HEALTHY AND THEN SHE STARVED HIM… WORKED ALL THE TIME AND COULDN’T AFFORD FOOD OR HAD TIME TO FEED HIM! I THINK SHE JUST WANTED TO MAKE THIS POOR INNOCENT PUP STARVE.

    I WOULD LOVE TO GET MY HANDS ON HER! LOCK HER UP AND STARVE HER TO SKIN AND BONES, INHUMANE EVIL PIECE OF SHIT!

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  4. zorka kelly
    zorka kelly says:

    she needs to serve time in correctional facility, selfish and arrogant, she needs punishment, far too many are getting a slap on the wrist for animal abuse. Send her to jail, she is evil!!!

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    • Shelly R Berchem (Pinks)
      Shelly R Berchem (Pinks) says:

      AMEN! TIRED OF THESE EVIL PIECES OF SHIT GETTING OFF TOO EASY! The courts and jails are full of criminals with charges that are far more server. And abusing and killing innocent precious animals is not as important in some of the states and the third world countries. AND IT IS TIME TO CHANGE THAT BACKWARD THINKING. SIGN AND SHARE PETITION AND DEMAND CHANGE!

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  5. Penny's Dachshund
    Penny's Dachshund says:

    I MOST Certainly AM NOT and advocate of ABUSE But This Rotten, Spoiled, Self-Centered , Narcissist, Must have a family JUST like HER to not instill a sense of self respect for the LIVES of ALL LIVING CREATURES!!!! She needs her ASS Kicked up to HER SHOULDER BLADES!!!!

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  6. Janet Soderstrom
    Janet Soderstrom says:

    When I followed the Dog News Examiner articles by Penny, so many of the articles were about FL and TX alone, I started a tab in Favorites called “FL-TX Lunacy.”
    Unfortunately, FL continues to have more than its share of lowlife, ignorant trash who have no concept of compassion toward animals.

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  7. Darla
    Darla says:

    Stupid POS. How long does it take to buy a bag of dog food when you’re at the grocery store getting your own food (it wouldn’t be the best quality food but at least it’s food)? Then, how long does it take to pour food into a bowl and put it on the floor? I’m sure she had time to be on her phone for hours.

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  8. Leona
    Leona says:

    Is she a moron. Why did she get the dog in the first place. Throw the book
    at her. A dog depends on the owner to provide food, water and a place to
    live. They cannot fend for themselves. So I say stop with your
    lies.

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  9. Barkley's Mom
    Barkley's Mom says:

    Another poor excuse for a human being! Excuses, I didn’t have time to feed the dog, too busy working to feed a dog, like it takes 30 seconds to pour some food in a dish, didn’t have $30 to surrender the dog to the Humane Society, If she was working so much, she couldn’t scrape up $30.? She is good at making excuses, keep her in jail awhile, may be she will come up with an excuse someone will believe!

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  10. Rita Ceresini
    Rita Ceresini says:

    I will never understand why
    some people get pets to begin with … Starving an animal is serious and the punishment should be serious!!!

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  11. Liz Willis D'Souza
    Liz Willis D'Souza says:

    How much time does it take to just set down a bowl full of food and some water for a dog?? I work 72+ hours a week and take care of my Mother with Alzheimers but still able to see that my dogs get fed and taken care of.

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  12. Marsha Squibb
    Marsha Squibb says:

    Fat ugly bitch!!!You should be made to go without food and water….you could benefit from that!!!What is wrong with some people????? EVERYTHING!!!!!!!

    Reply

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